Atia Newman (Quadri) is an international 3D animator with roots in Pakistan and is one of the first women to ever work in the Pakistani animation industry. Hired as a 2D animator straight out of school, she made the shift into 3D animation when she discovered the added challenge of combining technology with the aesthetic value of animation art.

(yes, she loves cake)

Atia worked as a 3D animator (credited as Atia Quadri) on movies, TV series, commercials, and also shipped a AAA game, Dungeon Lords before moving to New York City. Here, she earned her MFA in Animation from Pratt Institute and worked as a freelance animator until she was offered a teaching position at Bowling Green State University, Ohio.

Atia’s earliest projects taught her the irresistible power of the animated medium and how it can influence the thinking of generations to come. Thus, holding to the motto of “with great power comes great responsibility”, she has aimed to focus her teaching and her art towards creating a more harmonious and understanding world-view for her audiences.

She is currently an Assistant Professor at R.I.T. at the School of Film and Animation in Rochester, New York where she can enjoy doing what she loves and learn how to use animation to make the world a better place.

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